INDC report 2015 for water resources

INDC report 2015 for water resources

India is one of the stakeholders to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Government of India attaches great importance to climate change issues. The Convention aims to stabilize greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at levels that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. The INDCs will largely determine whether the world achieves an ambitious 2015 agreement and is put on a path toward a low-carbon, climate-resilient future.

India has reasons to be concerned about climate change. The estimated utilizable water resources stand at 1123 km³, with the surface water resources contributing 60% and the groundwater resources contributing the rest. Its large population depends upon climate-sensitive sectors like agriculture and forestry for its livelihood. Any adverse impact on water availability due to recession of glaciers, decrease in rainfall and increased flooding in certain pockets would threaten food security and adversely impact the coastal system due to sea-level rise and increased extreme events. This aside, achievement of vital national development goals related to other systems such as Habitats, Health, Energy Demand and Infrastructure investments would be adversely affected.

National water mission submitted a detailed report of the adaptation measures taken by the Ministry of Water Resources to combat climate change including technological and financial inputs. Intended Nationally Determined Contribution report for water sector includes a detailed account of the country’s water resources, vulnerability analysis of climate change to water sector in India as well as schemes of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. International and National as well as private sector organization reports have been studied to formulate a well-established understanding of sectors related to water and their extent of impact due to Climate Change.

India's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution - Link - http://www4.unfccc.int/submissions/INDC/Published%20Documents/India/1/IN...

Read about INDC submission of MoWR from attached file-

Date: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016